Saturday, February 19, 2011

Cherry Blossoms

Here are some of the fondant/sugarpaste cherry blossoms I made for an upcoming baby shower cake. These aren't simple cutter-stamped flowers. I molded and shaped each one by hand. They take a long time, but the end result is something special.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Marriage in Bloom

My sweet husband sent me three dozen roses on Friday for Valentine's Day. Thirty six tight blood-red buds. They were lovely. They're even prettier five days later, in full bloom.

We've seen twelve years come and go since we said our vows, and those years were filled with life. Beautiful, difficult, often mundane life that's complete because we're walking side-by-side through it. Like those tight rosebuds, when we first got married, things were exciting and new. But with each passing year, I can honestly say that life with my husband keeps getting better, like a rose slowly unfolding to reveal its full splendor through the course of a lifetime.

Thank you for sharing your life with me, Doug. I love you. And thank You, Lord, for an amazing husband who has given me a better understanding of Christ's love for his bride.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Mommy Grace

My husband came out of the bathroom after giving the kids a bath and said that our daughter told him, "Daddy, I know I won't be as good a mommy as Mommy is. She's so sweet."

Thank God for His grace that covers all my mistakes and lets my daughter see beyond how I see myself.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tiered Daisy Cake

Here's that tiered daisy cake I mentioned in my previous post. I think it turned out well.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fondant Daisies

I just love daisies. I do believe they're one of God's most cheerful flowers. I made these fondant daisies today for a friend's anniversary cake.

Friday, February 4, 2011

You Might Be a Writer...

if you notice people eyeing you at the grocery store and realize that you were running through dialogue again, out loud.